Metro Bank have been digging deep

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We were delighted to host a team of fantastic volunteers from Metro Bank, Wimbledon, at YMCA Hawker earlier this month. The team of volunteers got their hands dirty tidying up our community garden areas and even brought along their own tools to help with the expense of the project. Metro Bank contacted YMCA St Paul’s…

Celebrating success at Youth Matters Awards 2022

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YMCA St Paul’s Group and Khalsa Karate celebrate success at Youth Matters Awards 2022   The inspirational Khalsa Karate took home the top title of Health & Wellbeing Project of the Year at the highly anticipated YMCA Youth Matters Awards on Friday 18th November 2022. Khalsa Karate, which has been running at YMCA Hawker since…

YMCA St Paul’s Group Celebrates Wimbledon Development Milestone

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This week, Tuesday 15 November, YMCA St Paul’s Group, Thornsett and Neilcott Construction marked a major milestone in the redevelopment of the YMCA Wimbledon – a new state-of-the-art building facing on to The Broadway, Wimbledon. This ceremony marked the ‘topping out’ of the new YMCA Wimbledon building, an exciting development that, when complete, will also…

YMCA St Paul’s Group Announces New Chair

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Helen Brewer announced as the new Chair of the Board of Trustees, succeeding Andy Palmer   Today, YMCA St Paul’s Group is excited to announce that Helen Brewer has been appointed as its new Chair of the Board of Trustees. Helen Brewer has been a dedicated and passionate Trustee of the YMCA since 2016 and…

True Colours – A YMCA Walthamstow Youth Project

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True Colours is an Arts and wellbeing programme, with youth-led discussions, to help teens feel supported with their mental health. Taking place at YMCA Walthamstow, this programme welcomes female identifying and LGBTQ+ teens aged 10-16. The programme aims to give young people a safe space to express themselves through movement, art and creative writing, where they can feel…

Fun for the family at YMCA South Ealing

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SE family fun3 900x600 - Fun for the family at YMCA South Ealing The Children and Families team hosted a fantastic afternoon of family fun on Saturday 15 October at YMCA South Ealing. The event attracted large numbers of local families, who came to enjoy the activities and refreshments on offer throughout the YMCA South Ealing activity studio and newly reopened café.  The activity studio was transformed into...

Farewell and Thanks to President Bishop Richard Cheetham

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YMCA St Paul’s Group is saying farewell and thank you to Rt Revd Dr Richard Cheetham, Bishop of Kingston, after 20 years as President of our charity that supports and empowers young and vulnerable people across London. During his farewell tour, Bishop Richard visited YMCA Wimbledon where he was welcomed by Richard James, Chief Executive…

Empowering young people through sports

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Over two Friday evenings in September, the YMCA St Paul’s Group Youth Team organised and ran two 8-a-side football tournaments for young people, hosted at Northolt Rectory Park.  The Northolt Cup saw eight teams of young players coming together for one of our most popular community football tournaments to date.  In what proved to be two…

Jumpers! Nursery, part of YMCA St Paul’s Group, has been rated Good by Ofsted following a recent inspection

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The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) has awarded Jumpers! Nursery in South Ealing a “Good” rating for our early years provision. The rating follows an inspection by Ofsted in August 2022.  Ofsted’s report praises the caring and positive environment in which the children can learn and play. It remarks on the warm…

On behalf of YMCA St Paul’s Group 

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It is with great sadness that we, alongside our YMCA family acknowledge the passing of Her Majesty The Queen.    We recognise this grave loss, we are reminded of Her Majesty’s selfless devotion to our nation and to the Commonwealth, providing commendable leadership and continuity during times of crisis and of celebration.   This year marks the 70th anniversary…